Today's News

  • A resolution revolution

    Do you make New Year’s resolutions? A lot of us do, but making them and keeping them are two different things aren’t they? Maybe we are approaching this whole thing the wrong way!

    It is one thing to resolve to lose 10 or 15 pounds, but what if you need to lose 40 or 50 or even more? Most of us would like to save a little money, but what if you have $10,000 in credit card debt plus a car payment? It’s hard to set aside for savings when we are barely making our regular payments!

  • Remembering when Hollywood liked Christmas and marriage

    A few days before Christmas, I checked the schedule for Turner Classic Movies, one of the few TV channels I watch. I was looking for Christmas movies, maybe the 1938 Reginald Owen version of “A Christmas Carol” or something like that - something for the family. I was pleased to find three favorites back-to-back that I’ve seen with my wife and daughters, all nice Christmas romances - and all with a similar happy ending.

  • Church Happenings - Week of December 30

    Gospel Sing at Old Gospel Barn

    There will be a Gospel Singing and Pray-in on New Year’s Eve at the Cumbos Old Gospel Barn beginning at 7:30 p.m. on December 31. Featured groups will include the Common Creek Band, Nichols Church Band, The Samaritans, Shelton and the Cumbos. The event is free and everyone is invited. Cumbos Old Gospel Barn is located 11286 Louisville Road in Cox’s Creek.

    Sunday Drive in Concert at First Baptist Church

  • 2015 saw record deer harvest in Kentucky


    Kentucky often comes up in discussions about the best places in the country to hunt whitetail deer.

    It’s no wonder. The deer are plentiful, permits can be easily obtained, and the state produces several trophy class bucks each year.

    The 2015-16 deer season is reinforcing Kentucky’s reputation by breaking records at just about every turn. Two more fell this past weekend when black powder hunters finished a record late muzzleloader season and sent the state’s overall harvest total soaring to unprecedented heights.

  • Kentucky laws keep deer from neurological disease

    A disease fatal to deer and elk now exists in 23 states. Kentucky is not one of them – and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources hopes to keep it that way.

    Hunters traveling to other states for the holidays should know the law before bringing a harvested deer or elk back to Kentucky. Violations can trigger a fine and potential confiscation of the animal and hunting equipment used to take it.

  • Women invited to outdoor workshop

    Women 18 and older have until Jan. 4 to register for a special Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshop at Kenlake State Resort Park, Jan. 15-17.

    Co-sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and the Kentucky Department of Parks, this weekend workshop features numerous opportunities for women to learn more about outdoor skills, activities, wildlife-watching and conservation efforts in the state.

  • Turn your Christmas trees into fishing habitats

    Help create habitat for fish while disposing of your old Christmas tree this season with Kentucky Fish and Wildlife’s Christmas for the Fishes program.

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is accepting natural Christmas trees through Jan. 15 at 33 locations in 26 counties across the state. Trees must be free of lights, ornaments, tinsel, garland and any other decorations.

    To find the location nearest you, visit the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife website at fw.ky.gov and type in the keyword “Christmas.”

  • Public Record - Week of December 30, 2015

    Judge J. R. Robards heard the following cases Oct. 30 in Spencer County District Court:


    Norma J. Brimm, (1971), riding on bow, etc. while motorboat underway; motorboats to be registered and numbered, guilty, $238 court costs and fines.

    Robert Cooper, (1988), assault fourth-degree domestic violence minor injury; public intoxication controlled substance (excludes alcohol), guilty, 120 days, two years conditionally discharged, no unlawful contact with victim, Kentucky Alternative Program, quarterly review, $163 court costs and fines.

  • Five in car die from floodwaters

    Driving from Kentucky to Minnesota, five people from Todd County drowned Saturday when their car was swept away by a rain-swollen creek.

    Todd County Coroner Timothy Wells confirmed the five people — whom he described as three adults and two children — were all family and from Todd County, but Wells did not release their names, as he said not all of their relatives had yet been notified.

    While police are waiting to release the names, an account has been set up at www.GoFundMe.com.

  • What’s happening - Week of December 30, 2015

    Spencer Magnet closed for the New Year’s holiday

    The Spencer Magnet’s office will be closed on Friday, January 1, in observance of New Year’s Day. The office will reopen at 9 a.m. on Monday, January 4.

    Spencer County Habitat in need of silent auction items